Officials with St. Mary Parish Schools avoided trouble when they decided not to rely on a type of state aid that was subsequently cut. But question marks remain about how much school aid St. Mary can expect from the cash-strapped state government.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Patterson horseshoe tournament winners

Sen. Bret Allain

Area legislators were the guests at a St. Mary Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday in Franklin. Representative Beryl A. Amedee, (Dist. 51) was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in November, 2015 and an “unprecedented” series of legislative sessions awaited.

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: In Class A Pat Pertuit placed first, Al Dodson took second place and Dudley Michel placed third.

Sen. Bret Allain

School funding requests sail through committee

Debbie Sufferin, Junior Achievement instructor of Greater New Orleans, spoke with Patterson Junior High School eighth-grade girls this morning during a Finance Park session at Centerville High School. Finance Park creates simulated situations in which students make financial decisions affecting their lives. (The Daily Review/Crystal Thielepape)

CENTERVILLE — Patterson, Berwick and Bayou Vista principals sat quietly as the school board committee breezed through maintenance and capital requests Tuesday during their budget workshop.

Race to the reservation in the Chitimacha 20 Saturday

“They ride on snake bayou” reads the above quote in Chitimacha. The artwork adorns T-shirts worn by members of the tribe as they man their popular checkpoint during the fall Tour du Teche. “Teche” is how the word “qukx” sounded to French ears.

The Chitimacha 20, a marathon for canoes, kayaks and other paddle craft, will be held Saturday, May 14.



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Patterson Garden Club presented Dale and David Hartford with the June Yard of the Month award.


For needy and senior citizens at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 113 Federal Ave., Morgan City, noon, Saturday, July 2. For info call 985-384-6800.

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